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questions. a special edition of "nightline: syria, a dictator speaks," begins right now. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," december 7th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. and tonight, we bring you a special edition of "nightline." in a major network exclusive, abc's barbara wealters is just back from another arab country seemingly on the brink of overtloug another dictator. syria. barbara is the first allowed access to the country since a nine-month-old revolution began. she was invited there to conduct an extraordinary interview with the embattled syrian president, bashar al assad, accused of a brutal crackdown that's taken at least 4,000 lives. barbara, welcome home. >> thank you. >> reporter: you sat with saddam hussein, mubarak, gadhafi. how does this man compare? >> very different. he's not a wild, crazy person, at least that's the way gadhafi seemed to us. he is kaup. he is soft spoken. he is articulate. he speaks very good english. there were no ground ru
that is never enough, until it finally explodes. >> syria is now at a state of civil war, a u.n. official said this week. it is estimated that more than 4,000 people have been killed by pro-government forces since march. but who is supplying president assad and other oppressive regimes with the technology to hunt down the dissenters? an investigation has discovered that the british company based in oxfordshire has been implicated in the sale of state of the art technology to syria, and it is not the only british company which has a role in allowing despotic regimes access to cutting edge technologies to help them spy on their citizens. here is the report. >> the arab spring. egypt. libya. now, syria. popular uprisings fueled by new technology, coordinated using mobile phones, the internet, text messages, and tweets. these pictures captured last week from syria spread around the globe on the the world wide web. but now the very technologies that helped spark these revolutions are being used to brush them. >> technology can be every bit as lethal as the bullets from a munitions company. >> brigh
. >> suarez: the carnage that has bloodied much of syria came home to the capital today. two bombs erupted in damascus, killing nearly four dozen people and wounding more than 150. we begin with a report narrated by inigo gilmore of independent television news. >> reporter: one of the bomb blasts left this huge crater in the ground. the tangled bodies of the dead were ferried away on stretchers, a doubly whammy in the heart of the capital damascus. the targets-- two buildings belonging to syria's security forces. >> ( translated ): i heard the explosion and saw many body parts. there were dead bodies all over the place. bodies of women and children in their cars. >> reporter: the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers driving vehicles packed with explosives. at least that's what the government claims. >> ( translated ): even before >> reporter: even before the dust had settled, syria's state media seized on the attacks, saying they were further evidence of a threat from foreign linked armed gangs. within minutes, state tv were saying terrorists linked to al qaeda were responsible. at
in syria getting much worse. thousands are believed to have died since the struggle for democratic change began. some feel the country is now on the brink of civil war. what happened today was unprecedented. more than 40 people were killed in what is believed to have been to suicide bombings and damascus. the opposition accused the government of staging the blast to try to influence a team of arab service. >> this was a devastating escalation of violence. here in damascus, scenes that evoke the terror of neighboring iraq. according to the government, to suicide bombers drove cars into state intelligence buildings on the west side of the city. a vehicle mangled by the blast. all of this happened in an area that should be one of the most secure in the country. the dead and wounded were said to include security personnel and civilians. >> television broadcast images of the survivors as they recovered and hospital. >> i saw a black car and then an explosion. after that, i was taken to hospital. >> until today, damascus have largely avoided the kind of violence that affected most of the rest o
almost 40 in damascus amid fears of bloodshed in syria. but who is responsible? final tributes to paid to the man who helped free his country from communism. and preserving a mighty church organ. be pushes on to find these giant instruments a new home -- the push is on to find these giant instruments a new home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. is difficult to imagine the situation in syria getting much worse. over the months, a standoff between protesters and security forces have become increasingly violent. some feel the country is on the brink of civil war. but what happens today is unprecedented in the conflict. more than 40 were killed in what is believed to been two suicide bombings in damascus. the opposition accused the government itself for trying to influence the team of arab league observers. >> this was a devastating escalation of syria's vineland's. -- vineland's. is revoked the terror of neighboring iraq. cars packed with explosives. here, a vehicle mangled by the blast. and all of this happened in an area that should be one of the most
." twin bomb attacks kill almost 40 in damascus amid fears of bloodshed in syria. but who is responsible? final tributes to paid to the man who helped free his country from communism. and preserving a mighty church organ. be pushes on to find these giant instruments a new home -- the push is on to find these giant instruments a new home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. is difficult to imagine the situation in syria getting much worse. over the months, a standoff between protesters and security forces have become increasingly violent. some feel the country is on the brink of civil war. but what happens today is unprecedented in the conflict. more than 40 were killed in what is believed to been two suicide bombings in damascus. the opposition accused the government itself for trying to influence the team of arab league observers. >> this was a devastating escalation of syria's vineland's. -- vineland's. is revoked the terror of neighboring iraq. cars packed with explosives. here, a vehicle mangled by the blast. and all of this happened in an area that sh
. here's "ac 360." piers, thanks. 10:00 on east coast. we begin tonight with syria and our keeping them honest. for months, we have witnessed the world has witnessed men, women, children, demonstrating the streets. initially they called for reforms. those calls were met with arrests, torture, killing, they began to call for the overthrow of the regime. there has been more bloodshed in syria, and sadly that's nothing new. what is new tonight is there's a team of observers from the arab league on the ground in syria. observers sent to verify that syria's president al assad is keeping his promises to remove military forces from streets, to stop violence from protesters. they've been on the ground about 48 hours. their initial statements are so far stunning. the chief monitor of this arab league observer force's sudanese commander. not only a commander but also the former head of foreign intelligence in the government of omar al bashir, a man wanted by the international criminal court for genocide in crimes against humanity. more on that in a moment. today, the head of the arab league team
, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome. here are the headlines. 200 dead in two days in syria. the u.s. says president bashar al-assad must leave power. the jail sentence for the australian teenager convicted of murdering this indian students. the england football captain is facing criminal charges after allegedly racially abusing an opponent. faced book is ordered to tighten up privacy rules. >> broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. the united states has renewed its call for syria's president to leave power. it comes as sources in serious opposition groups claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates given by the united nations. the group's -- there is evidence that 6000 people have been killed since the uprising. >> though violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures being sent in from ordinary people across syria. syrian opposition says 250 people have died since monday alone. these pictures are thought to be from the idlib in the northwest. there has been an organized massacre, the opposition claims. they have switched
? >> and now "bbc road ms." longtime rulers is lying in state. more heavy bloodshed in syria. dozens of people have been killed in clashes. >> joe biden urges iraq's prime minister to work to resolve a deepening crisis. as scientists discover some of the most significant planets outside our solar system. it is 10:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 10:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in america and around the world. welcome to "newsday". in north korea the country's new leader met mourners. he died on saturday at the age of 69. concerns about the transition of power. >> kim jong il, a site familiar to others, now mourned. this is the new guardian, kim johnn un. with a few years at the top council, he is the man america and china will be negotiating with. many of them poorer and hngrier. more critical of those who lead them. their tears appeared just as real. ere they the last time. >> you could not not cry in public. you had to pinch yourself. others were laughing. it is even more fake. >> the great fear is not in sincerity on the streets of pyongyang. >> how well they will manage will be
at 9:00 and a number two tomorrow morning on c-span-3. next up, hearing looking and syria. over 5000 people have died in syria, including 300 children, as protests and violent clashes continued. the united nations human rights council says syria should be investigated by the international criminal court. >> the subcommittee will come to order. as has been well documented, the human rights being -- human rights violations being perpetrated in damascus are horrifying. we have documented some of the rest of calling him widespread human rights abuses witnessed in -- some of the of the most appalling and widespread human rights abuses witnessed in the past decade. abuse, murder, sexual violence, torture, and the abuse and murder of children. witnesses report the torture, abuse and rape of children no more than 15. one military defector stated that he decided to defect after witnessing the shooting of a 2- year-old girl by an officer who affirmed that he did not want her to grow into a demonstrator. the english language does not have words strong enough to adequately condemn the horrifying
. according to the u.n. high commissioner of human rights, the civilian death toll in syria now exceeds 5000 the number of children killed as more than 300. no responsible nation can sit by and allow this to testable display of depravity to continue. today's hearing however was called to examine u.s. policy. several months ago, the subcommittee of the privilege of hearing assistant secretary spelman and posner discuss the obama administration's human rights policies towards iran and syria. since that hearing, the administration has taken a number of steps on syria for which it deserves credit. although it took far too much time and at least 1900 dead syrian citizens, the administration has finally come out and called for a share all assad's departure from power on august 18. it also implemented sanctions against the government of syria and various high-ranking syrian regime authorities, many of which have been mirrored by our allies abroad. unfortunately i fear this is not enough. syria currently stands on the precipice of a full scale civil war. recent reports suggest that the ranks of the
east" is next. >>> this week on "marketplace middle east," sanctions on syria, the arab league votes to impose sanctions on syria while neighboring lebanon takes a step back. we speak with the lebanese minister of trade and economy to discuss the impact on his country. >>> and egypt heads to the polls as the country goes to the ballot boxes for the first time since the fall of hosni mubarak. >>> 19 arab league nations voted to impose diplomatic and economic sangs in the government of bashar al assad this week. the sanctions imposed by the arab league banned travel by officials to arab states and freeze their assets in arab states as well. stop league members from doing business with the syrian central bank. it halts trade deals except for strategic products that affect the syrian people, frees syrian government assets and stop financial dealings with the syrian government overall. syrian's foreign minister responded to the arab league sanctions saying they will not have the impact the league intended and said they target ordinary citizens. >> translator: sanctions is a two-way street
observers from arab countries is due to arrive in syria on thursday to assess the situation there. >> these images posted online claim to show the city of homs. it is impossible to say who is shooting at him, but it is clear there are casualties. bashar assad's security forces are regrettably -- are reported to have killed nearly a 200 people in the last two days, including numerous and deserters from the syrian army. protesters are celebrating the victims as martyrs. 18 of for an monitress this task with finding out exactly what is going on -- 18 of foreign monitors has a task to find out what is going on. there will be independent eyewitnesses. >> they will have the right to freely move, freely meet with people if they have to go to prisons, hospitals. >> but images on syrian state tv of military exercises raise questions about assad's real intent. and accompanying that buick -- footage, a message to viewers that the army is ready to strike back against any aggression perpetrated by any means that the syrian state. >> let's shift to some business news. its price cash injection f
arrested again on 12 new charges. inside syria-- charissa ward takes us to an underground hospital where rebels, wounded by assad's army, are treated in secret. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. no white house has ever overruled a safety recommendation we the food and drug administration but it happened today. the question was whether the morning after pill, an emergency contraceptive, should be available over the counter to girls 16 and under. today, the f.d.a. was ready to say yes but the president's secretary of health and human services said no. wyatt andrews has our story. >> reporter: for five years, plan b, the emergency contraception drug, has only been sold without a prescription to women 17 and older. the issue is should that be changed? and the drug made available with no prescription to younger girls. when the f.d.a. looked at safety studies, it said yes. but it was directly overruled by kathleen sebelius, the secretary of health and human services. her denial stunned many public health proponents. >> i am f
in today's in syria. the u.s. says president assad must leave power. chinese authorities appear to make concessions in order to end a standoff with protesting villagers. the england football captain john kerry is to face criminal charges after racially abusing an opponent. looking for a big payout, spain gets a new government that awaits the result of the world's biggest lottery. it is 10:00 in singapore. >> it is 2:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world, this is "newsday." >> the united states has renewed its course for the syrian president to leave power. sources in the syrian opposition groups are claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates by the united nations. more than 6000 civilians have been killed since the uprising began in march. >> the violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures are being sent in by ordinary people. even if they cannot all be verified for -- even if they cannot all be verified. 200 people have died since monday. these pictures are thought to be from italy, in the northwest, whe
, "bbc world news." >> condemning syria posed a bird cracked on. the u.n. demands an end to gross and systematic violations against anti-government protesters. diplomats from iran's embassy in london and drive back in iran. stock markets enjoyed their best week for almost three years. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers around the globe. coming up later for the, russia's public servants' luxury lifestyle. report on the epidemic of corruption and greed. how modern technology proved this painting was by rembrandt. the top human rights body at the united nations accused syria of gross and systematic violations in the suppression of protesters. a resolution passed by the u.n. human rights council has been described as the toughest of there. it demands the immediate end to the violence, the release of political prisoners, and the suspension of the security forces suspected of abuses. from a symbol, we report. >> a standoff in northwestern syria. at the moment, there is no shooting. "we don't fear your soldiers or your militia." it was similar in other towns. they are calling
children killed in the last few months in syria. he is not the first and he will not be the last. so many children have been killed in syria, shot by snipers, killed after being arrested by the regime. some have been tortured. so many children have died it risks becoming mundane. a murder that doesn't even make headlines anymore. that should not be. so tonight, we're leading off this broadcast with video of the death of this little boy. now some of you will say we should not show this video. i understand that. it is sickening. it is hard to watch. it is horrific. but we believe what is even more horrific is dying in silence. murder that is then covered up by lies. lies from a dictator who says it isn't happening, a dictator who says we're not pulling the trigger on sniper rifles that kill children. we're not shooting on funerals. he says it's not happening and yet every day, in hundreds of homemade videos, we see it happening. you will see it happening tonight. the little boy's only crime, it seems, was being at home in syria in the middle of a war being waged by a brutal dictator against
tensions in syria with a surprising denial of president assad that he ordered a deadly crackdown on protesters. >> brown: and censer michels reports on the discovery of a so called goldilocks planet. not too hold, not too cold, maybe just right to support life. >> it will be hard to learn too much more about the potentially habitable planets any time soon since it's 600 light years away. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's naur. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the secretary of health and human services has waded into the politically charged issue of birth control for younger girls. in a very pub
>>> we begin tonight with syria and are keeping an honest report. for months the world has witnessed men, will and children, demonstrating in the streets. initially they called for reforms, when those calls were met with arrests and torture and killings, they began to call for overthrow. there's a team of observers from the arab league now on the ground in syria. observers sent in to verify that syria's president, bashar al assad, is keeping his promises to remove military forces from streets, to stop violence against protesters. they've been on the ground for 48 hours and their initial statements are so far stunning. the chief monitor of the arab league observer force is a sudanese military commander mohammed mustafa al dabbi, he's the former head of intelligence in the government of omar basher. a man wanted for crimes against humanity. he told "reuters" that quote things were calm and there were no clashes in homs. he went on to say, the situation seems reassuring so far. he also said, some places looked a bit of a mess, but there was nothing frightening. nothing frighte
>> hello and welcome to the "journal" on dw-tv. in syria, troops are seen leaving the city of homs. in russia, prime minister putin waves off opposition demands to review election results. >> eurozone bank account a record some of overnight cash -- eurozone banks count a record sum of overnight cash. >> we start in syria with renewed protests against president al assad's regime. tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets, and they were inspired by a team of observers who visited the city of homs. government tanks were seen withdrawn before the monitors arrived, but troops still clashed with protesters across the country, killing at least 15, and the violence has not stopped. were greeted by angry crowds in homs. activists of bloated this video showing residents pleading with observers while gunfire erupted in the background -- activists uploaded this video. tanks are reported to have pulled out of the city shortly before the observers are ride. a woman demanded that prisoners be released, saying six young men disappeared on monday. with the tanks gone, the streets fille
the revolution in syria. since march, protesters have been trying to overthrow the 40-year dictatorship of the assad family. the u.n. estimates that 4,000 civilians have been killed. but we don't know much more because the assad government has banned independent reporting. but cbs news correspondent charissa ward managed to slip into syria with a camera. tonight, she shows us how the rebels cope with casualties from the street battles that they fight with the syrian army. they cannot show their faces. they risk their lives to talk to us. >> reporter: as an opposition activist, abu ahmed spends a lot of time underground, in the basement of a building on the outskirts of damascus, he let us into a secret passage, carefully camouflaged in a corner. there are boxes stuffed with life-saving supplies. so they are stockpiling all different sorts of medical equipment here. we've got everything from penicillin to surgical gloves and perhaps most ominously, a skin stapler. these pictures, shot by opposition activists, show how day after day, syria's protesters are shot and beaten by president ass
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. opposition activists in syria say dozens of people have been killed in the latest clashes. >> headquarters of olympus in japan is rated by investigators as part of an investigation into a legend accounting irregularities. researchers studying the bird flew virus are often not to print their findings for of your -- for fear their data could be used by terrorists trucks and welcome to newsday. -- who could be used by terrorists. >> welcome to newsday. in north korea, the country's new leader has led mourners as they pay their respects to his father came john io. he died on saturday at the age of 69. -- his father, kim jong il. he died on saturday at age of 69. foreign powers have been monitoring a events closely. neighboring south korean -- >> kim jong il, a face so familiar to the outside world, revered, reviled, even character, now more and. this is the new guardian region and -- nor mourned. this is the new guardian, not yet 30 years old and as enigmatic as his father. he is the man china and america will be negotiating with. these are the people he will be ruling. many are poorer and hun
so many children killed in the last few months in syria. he is not the first and he will not be the last. so many children have been killed in syria, shot by snipers, killed after being arrested by the regime. so many children have died it risks becoming mundane. a murder that doesn't even make headlines anymore. that should not be. so tonight we're leading off this broadcast with video of the death of this little boy. now some of you will say we should not show you this video. i understand that. it is sickening. it is hard to watch. it is horrific. but we believe what is even more horrific is dying in silence. murder that is then covered up by lies. lies from a dictator who says it isn't happening, a dictator who says we're not pulling the trigger on sniper rifle that's kill children. we're not shooting on funerals. he says it's not happening and yet every day in hundreds of homemade videos we see it happening. you will see it happening tonight. the little boy's only crime it seems was being at home in syria in the middle of a war being waged by a brutal dictator ag
with the militia. that is the situation right now. syria is entering the state of civil war. government does not want to surrender, but is quite clear it is not going to go forward either. yemen is the same situation. the government has -- the president has supposedly step down. he is playing games. he will not step down officially until elections are held, but he is not beating as someone who is being a major politick wager in his country. i am not sure how that is going to be bald. there are a lot of questions all around. >> one of the reasons we wanted to invite you back was i think we talked on this program at this table seven or eight months ago, and everyone was so excited about what was going on in egypt at the time, and you said it is not a revolution, it is just the beginning. you take out the top guy, and you are still left with everyone else who surrounded the top guy. you were very cautious at that time. >> what we're seeing now is the next step. because the military was satisfied with having removed the proper diet. they thought they could keep everything else, that the own powe
in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congress needs to renew our
protests and more deaths in syria. we will not leave until the deal is done. french president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel ahead of europe's crunched summit. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 4:00 in the afternoon in moscow, where security forces are still patrolling the streets in what appears to be a massive show of force after two days of protests in the wake of the weekend's election, which saw a vastly reduced majority for putin's party. the opposition says he would be out of office altogether were it not for systematic vote rigging. is this the start of a new mass movement? i should just say -- in the last few minutes, we've heard that the former soviet union leader has asked for the results of the election to be annulled. to discuss this with me, a former dissident who was imprisoned by the communists in the 1980's and now works for human rights center memorial. thank you for being with us. you have been a dissident from communist times. do you see anything new in the latest protests? >> [inaudible] another new point is that i think, th
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